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Bud Norris or Zack Britton?

Postby Jarcaines » Wed May 11, 2011 11:23 am

I am in a 14 team mixed, ESPN head to head, points, keeper league.
Each team can carry 6 SPers.

Pitching scoring looks like this:
IP: 3 | ER: -2 | W: 7 | L: -5 | SV: -5 | BS: -2 | K: 1 | H: -1 | BB: -1 | HB: -1

My current starting pitchers are:
Justin Verlander
Tim Hudson
Wandy Rodriguez
Zach Britton
Randy Wolf
Aaron Harang

I have been "lightly" shopping Zach Britton because I think he is under performing his results right now (ERA: 2.93 | FIPERA: 4.14) plus he has an unimpressive K rate (5.02). But so far the wins are there, and he has put up 100 points for my team this year.

I offered him up for Matt Garza, who I thought I might be able to buy low, but no. Offered him for Daniel Hudson, but no, now I am considering offering him up for Bud Norris, but I am not sure if Norris is an upgrade. So far this season that have both collected the same amount of points, with Norris making up for a lack of wins (2) with twice as many Ks (56-24). Norris has a far better FIPERA (3.00), but he was a FA pick up last week, and not as highly touted of a prospect as Britton.

What do you guys think? Should I just stay with Britton, offer him for Norris, or try for someone else?

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Re: Bud Norris or Zack Britton?

Postby rjforlife » Thu May 12, 2011 3:08 am

I like Norris a lot right now. Especially looking at K's he basically doubles Britton. Wins may be a bit tough for Bud, but it's not like Britton plays for the Yanks or anything. The problem is you are offering a 1-1 deal, something that most owners will not take. You need to make it at least a 2-2 deal where you can say here, you get to upgrade here and I get to upgrade here. 1-1 is hard to talk up.....let's see some rosters on here.



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Re: Bud Norris or Zack Britton?

Postby Jarcaines » Thu May 12, 2011 12:06 pm

I think most people would put Zack Britton ahead of Bud Norris at first glance anyway, so I thought a 1 for 1 would be okay in this case, but maybe not?

Here are the rosters: (Normal MLB starting positions +UTIL, Max of 6 SP and 3 RP allowed, 5 bench, 2 DL.)

MY TEAM:
Alex Avila, Det C
Justin Morneau, Min 1B
Carlos Pena, ChC 1B
Derrek Lee, Bal 1B
Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B
Neil Walker, Pit 2B
Chone Figgins, Sea 2B, 3B
Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS
Darwin Barney, ChC SS, 2B
Carlos Gonzalez, Col LF, CF, RF
Michael Bourn, Hou CF
Austin Jackson, Det CF
Shin-Soo Choo, Cle RF

Justin Verlander, Det SP
Wandy Rodriguez, Hou SP
Tim Hudson, Atl SP
Zach Britton, Bal SP
Randy Wolf, Mil SP
Aaron Harang, SD SP
Kyle Farnsworth, TB RP
Fernando Salas, StL RP

DL Pablo Sandoval*, SF 3B
DL Vernon Wells*, LAA CF, LF

OTHER TEAM:
Yadier Molina, StL C
Miguel Montero, Ari C
Prince Fielder, Mil 1B
Gaby Sanchez, Fla 1B
Martin Prado, Atl 2B, 3B, LF
Casey McGehee, Mil 3B
Erick Aybar, LAA SS
Yunel Escobar, Tor SS
Brennan Boesch, Det RF, LF
Josh Willingham, Oak LF
B.J. Upton, TB CF
Justin Upton, Ari RF

Chris Carpenter, StL SP
Clay Buchholz, Bos SP
Jaime Garcia, StL SP
Cliff Lee, Phi SP
Colby Lewis, Tex SP
Bud Norris, Hou SP
Francisco Cordero, Cin RP
Eduardo Sanchez, StL RP
Francisco Rodriguez, NYM RP

DL Nelson Cruz*, Tex RF, LF
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Re: Bud Norris or Zack Britton?

Postby smb5187 » Thu May 12, 2011 12:42 pm

I would say norris just because of his huge K upside and he seems to have righted himself out a bit after a slow start
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Re: Bud Norris or Zack Britton?

Postby sweettortilla » Thu May 12, 2011 3:52 pm

I'd take Norris for the K's and the little more experience in the big leagues.
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Re: Bud Norris or Zack Britton?

Postby sixer03fan » Thu May 12, 2011 4:05 pm

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Re: Bud Norris or Zack Britton?

Postby Jarcaines » Fri May 13, 2011 11:35 am

Okay, I let the guy with Norris know I was interested, and he offered this:

Bud Norris, Hou SP
Miguel Montero, Ari C

for my

Alex Avila, Det C
Aaron Harang, SD SP

So, yeah, I accepted in a heartbeat.

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Re: Bud Norris or Zack Britton?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Fri May 13, 2011 12:48 pm

Jarcaines wrote:Okay, I let the guy with Norris know I was interested, and he offered this:

Bud Norris, Hou SP
Miguel Montero, Ari C

for my

Alex Avila, Det C
Aaron Harang, SD SP

So, yeah, I accepted in a heartbeat.

Thanks everyone for the help!


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